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post #646 of 1150

I had the SE530 for many years and now the SM3 v1.  The SM3 has much better bass impact and more treble extension.  Otherwise, they both sound similar.  NEED to use the sensorcom tip.

post #647 of 1150
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Originally Posted by vechung View Post

I had the SE530 for many years and now the SM3 v1.  The SM3 has much better bass impact and more treble extension.  Otherwise, they both sound similar.  NEED to use the sensorcom tip.

Similar but not the same. IMO, the SM3s mids are more refined and has better details. However, I am using the new larger bore stock biflanges. They are my tips of choice for the SM3.
 

 

post #648 of 1150

I second that the larger bore tips are fantastic! 
 

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Similar but not the same. IMO, the SM3s mids are more refined and has better details. However, I am using the new larger bore stock biflanges. They are my tips of choice for the SM3.
 

 



 

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Originally Posted by vechung View Post

I had the SE530 for many years and now the SM3 v1.  The SM3 has much better bass impact and more treble extension.  Otherwise, they both sound similar.  NEED to use the sensorcom tip.



Just saying the 530's and 535's are different. Owned  pairs of 530's and 2 of the 535's. 535's have better bass impact and treble presence  for sure

post #650 of 1150
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Just saying the 530's and 535's are different. Owned  pairs of 530's and 2 of the 535's. 535's have better bass impact and treble presence  for sure

Thanks for the insight, Freefallr. How do the 535s compare to the Sm3s? I never really gave the 535s a good listen so I can only compare the 530 with the Sm3.
 

 

post #651 of 1150
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Thanks for the insight, Freefallr. How do the 535s compare to the Sm3s? I never really gave the 535s a good listen so I can only compare the 530 with the Sm3.
 

 


Hey Boss. Still as of this date, I have not heard the SM3's. I2ehan may have some insight for you

 

post #652 of 1150

Freefallr4545, where have you been my dear friend? MIA all this time; hopefully for the better. tongue.gif

 

Heret1c, while they're both mid-centric, they're two different beasts my friend. The SM3 is on the warmer side, while the SE535 falls a tad on the pleasantly bright side, and is slightly more forward in overall presentation. Upon initial impression, the SM3 may sound veiled, even dark, if you will. For me personally, that did change for the better during burn-in. Was it a drastic transformation? Not exactly. But it was an appreciable and welcomed change, which drew me in closer by the day. The SE535's, on a similar scale, were a tad too bright at first, but that too changed ever so slightly as well. That's as brief as I can be. There's plenty to be found on either one, and they're both equally deserving in my book, with the SM3 being a tad more engaging/intimate sounding.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is merely my opinion, and nothing but. smile.gif

post #653 of 1150
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Freefallr4545, where have you been my dear friend? MIA all this time; hopefully for the better. tongue.gif

 

Heret1c, while they're both mid-centric, they're two different beasts my friend. The SM3 is on the warmer side, while the SE535 falls a tad on the pleasantly bright side, and is slightly more forward in overall presentation. Upon initial impression, the SM3 may sound veiled, even dark, if you will. For me personally, that did change for the better during burn-in. Was it a drastic transformation? Not exactly. But it was an appreciable and welcomed change, which drew me in closer by the day. The SE535's, on a similar scale, were a tad too bright at first, but that too changed ever so slightly as well. That's as brief as I can be. There's plenty to be found on either one, and they're both equally deserving in my book, with the SM3 being a tad more engaging/intimate sounding.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is merely my opinion, and nothing but. smile.gif


Thanks I2, Oh yeah been very busy working. You're spot on regarding the 535's. On my short list still is the Sm3's ( I missed a buy it now for 200 bucks on ebay by seconds) Um3X, and westone 4

 

post #654 of 1150

Would anyone happen to know if the SM3 v2 has a similar sound to the LCD-2 r1? Or is it more like the HD650?

post #655 of 1150

Separately, I love them all but having to switch SM3's after using the LCD-2's, say come bed-time, I found the bass presence muddles the midrange.  Brain couldn't just deal with that.  But by itself, if your ears and brain get accustomed to them, they are very nice, better imaging than the HD650 and detail retrieval, with good attack, excellent separation and smooth, rolled-off treble.

post #656 of 1150
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Freefallr4545, where have you been my dear friend? MIA all this time; hopefully for the better. tongue.gif

 

Heret1c, while they're both mid-centric, they're two different beasts my friend. The SM3 is on the warmer side, while the SE535 falls a tad on the pleasantly bright side, and is slightly more forward in overall presentation. Upon initial impression, the SM3 may sound veiled, even dark, if you will. For me personally, that did change for the better during burn-in. Was it a drastic transformation? Not exactly. But it was an appreciable and welcomed change, which drew me in closer by the day. The SE535's, on a similar scale, were a tad too bright at first, but that too changed ever so slightly as well. That's as brief as I can be. There's plenty to be found on either one, and they're both equally deserving in my book, with the SM3 being a tad more engaging/intimate sounding.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is merely my opinion, and nothing but. smile.gif

Thanks for that i2ehan. Nice to see you take some time out of your new current 'home', ie the EX1000 thread...hehehehtongue.gif
 

 

post #657 of 1150
Indeed my friend. I do miss the SM3 at times, to be honest, but never to the extent that they'd replace the EX1000's altogether for me. I'm fortunate to have achieved exactly what I was after all this time, which was to find an in-ear that's best suited for my taste. To say the least, the EX1000 met all my expectations, better extent than all the other top tiers I've heard to date, and even after a months time, I couldn't possibly see myself turning back. Needless to say, if and when these ears DO encounter something more competent or better suited, I'll be the first to admit it. Within the realm of universals however, theres little left for me to hear. Hence why I'm yet again anxious to PROPERLY sit down and critique the JH16's this time around once they arrive, hopefully sometime next week; assuming there are no further issues with the fit. At the end of the day however, the SM3 is very well deserving of it's title as a top tier, and may very well be to someone else, what the EX1000 is for me. wink.gif
post #658 of 1150
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Indeed my friend. I do miss the SM3 at times, to be honest, but never to the extent that they'd replace the EX1000's altogether for me. I'm fortunate to have achieved exactly what I was after all this time, which was to find an in-ear that's best suited for my taste. To say the least, the EX1000 met all my expectations, better extent than all the other top tiers I've heard to date, and even after a months time, I couldn't possibly see myself turning back. Needless to say, if and when these ears DO encounter something more competent or better suited, I'll be the first to admit it. Within the realm of universals however, theres little left for me to hear. Hence why I'm yet again anxious to PROPERLY sit down and critique the JH16's this time around once they arrive, hopefully sometime next week; assuming there are no further issues with the fit. At the end of the day however, the SM3 is very well deserving of it's title as a top tier, and may very well be to someone else, what the EX1000 is for me. wink.gif

I too am waiting for a chance to try out these EX1000s and see just how good they are for myself. Although, as of right now the SM3 is to me what the EX1000 is to you and it is hard for me to imagine anything sounding better to me and suiting my tastes any better. But, thats not gonna stop me from plopping a bunch of my hard earned cash on the EX1000s! biggrin.gif

 

And yes, i am awating with bated breath to see how the JH16s match up to the EX as well. If indeed the 16s are no better than the EX1000 and the SM3 to me is better than the EX....well, suffice to say going into customs would be a pointless route for me. 'Tis a evil hobby we share as audiophiles / headphiles...as satisfaction / end of the road almost never comes for most of us. LOL
 

 

post #659 of 1150

To all the head-fi'ers that asked what the connector is: 

 

It is the standardized 2 pin plug.

 

Westone, JHA, aftermarket iem cables with the 2 pin plugs should fit them.

 

UE stock cables do not however, their recessed termination is too fat for the SM3v2 plug.

 

Have a nice day (:

 


Edited by avorite - 8/9/11 at 5:49am
post #660 of 1150

Has anyone paired the Zo amp with the SM3? I'm curious to know the ouctome.

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